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Ivermectin frenzy: the advocates, anti-vaxxers and telehealth companies driving demand

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At the top of a Florida-based telehealth website that promises “quality meds with fast shipping”, above a menu of skin care products, erectile dysfunction medications and hair loss treatments, sits a bright orange ban...

A year that changed the world – and medical companies’ fortunes

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The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on business, gutting high streets as familiar names fell into receivership. But for some less well-known firms, die verlede 18 months have been transformational. Those that have thrive...

UK ministers ‘met fossil fuel firms nine times more often than clean energy companies’

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UK government ministers have held private meetings with fossil fuel and biomass energy producers roughly nine times as often as they met companies involved in clean energy production, despite the increasing urgency of...

Hongkong: international companies reconsider future in wake of security law

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International companies are being forced to reconsider their future in Hong Kong as China’s crackdown on civil liberties and the freedom of media and tech companies continues to gather pace, according to leading busin...

What are big oil companies sending to Hurricane Ida flood victims? ‘Thoughts and prayers

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Major oil companies are being pilloried on social media for sending “thoughts and prayers” to victims of Hurricane Ida while sidestepping their role in the ongoing climate disaster. At least two ExxonMobil outposts – ...

US companies scrambling to work out policies on vaccinations and masking

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US employers are scrambling to come up with Covid-19 policies for their workers as the country is experiencing a rise in infections, primarily among unvaccinated Americans, leading to a chaotic patchwork of requiremen...

Beetaloo Basin’s traditional owners condemn government for fracking handouts to gas companies

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Traditional owners opposed to fracking in the Beetaloo Basin have condemned the Morrison government for handing tens of millions of dollars to gas companies while Indigenous communities lack basic housing and health i...

UK-listed companies report combined £7.2bn in dividends and share buybacks

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UK-listed companies announced a combined £7.2bn in dividends and share buybacks on Thursday, as the economic rebound and receding Covid fears allowed firms to resume bumper payouts to investors. Big oil and miners dom...

Companies claim there’s a labor shortage. Their solution? Prisoners

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Some employers around the US are responding to perceived worker shortages in their industries by pursuing cheap sources of labor, such as people currently or formerly in prison. During a recent industry conference, a ...

Readers reply: why are companies always experiencing higher-than-normal call volumes?

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Does anyone still believe that any of the companies they call or email are labouring under higher-than-normal call volumes – especially given that that they all seem to have it “higher than normal” all of the time. Do...

EU companies can ban employees wearing headscarves, court rules

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Private employers in the EU can ban people from wearing religious symbols, including headscarves, in order to present an image of neutrality, the bloc’s highest court has ruled. Companies can ban headscarves provided ...

Nine MPs accepted free Euro 2020 tickets from gambling companies

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Seven Tory MPs and two of Keir Starmer’s frontbenchers took free hospitality from betting and gambling companies worth thousands of pounds in order to attend Euro 2020 football matches, the official register of intere...

UK drug companies fined £260m for inflating prices for NHS

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The UK’s competition watchdog has imposed fines totalling more than £260m on pharmaceutical companies after an investigation found that they overcharged the NHS for hydrocortisone tablets for almost a decade. The Comp...

Why are water companies pumping Britain’s seas full of filthy sewage? Because they can

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What’s remarkable is not that a water company knowingly and deliberately poured billions of litres of raw sewage into the sea to cut its costs. What’s remarkable is that the Environment Agency investigated and prosecu...

Why are companies always experiencing higher-than-normal call volumes?

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Does anyone still believe that any of the companies they call or email are labouring under higher-than-normal call volumes – especially given that that they all seem to have it “higher than normal” all of the time. Do...

‘I could help more’: could two new transfer companies change the game for Pacific ex-pats?

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Kereni Vuai has carried a lot of people through the pandemic. Vuai, 27, works full-time at a Sydney nursing home, which pays her AU$1500 a fortnight. She sends almost a third of that - $AU400 – back to family and frie...

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